Phenomenal reporting from @alisonannyoung and @USATODAY. "[The] U.S. continues to watch other countries improve as it falls behind. Today, this is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth."https://t.co/FqqMI4wDFb pic.twitter.com/R6T8q9C1Sf
— Kaitlyn Patierno (@khpatierno) July 27, 2018
1/ In a congressional hearing on health care costs earlier this week, expert testimony indicated that 30-60% of the approx. $3.6 trillion we spend on medicine is wasteful. (see James testimony here) https://t.co/JRLhI9SdZW
— Jeneen Interlandi (@JInterlandi) July 20, 2018
Also see these two interesting articles:
Overkill: An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it? (The New Yorker)
When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes: Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments. (The Atlantic)
From the abstract:
Effects were observed regardless of age, gender, baseline magnesium levels, baseline severity of depression, or use of antidepressant treatments. It worked quickly, was well tolerated, and is much safer and less expensive than conventional treatments with medication.
This study found clinically significant results for the use of magnesium to improve both depression and anxiety. More research will hopefully be done in this area, but here is just another good reason to ensure your dietary magnesium uptake is sufficient.
YES. SATURATED FAT DOES NOT CLOG THE ARTERIES! Proud and honoured to have co-authored this with editor of @JAMAInternalMed, Prof @RFRedberg and editor of @Open_HeartBMJ, @DrPascalMeier. I think @garytaubes, @bigfatsurprise & many others would agree! @Heart_BMJ @bmj_latest #NHS https://t.co/6lMr5pxJa5
— Dr Aseem Malhotra (@DrAseemMalhotra) March 10, 2018